While drinking tea and eating bamboo shaped chocolate cookies at my place, I and Yuki started to talk about dating rules in Finland and Japan. In Japan people do not use any Pick up -lines but you can invite the person you like to drink at your’s place (tea or something else). After drinking there might be also other activities. 😀
Next summer I am going to do my internship in Japan, so I wanted to learn some useful phrases and sentence structures.
Can I help somehow? = Tetsudai mashouka?
Can you help me? = Tetsudatte kuremasenka?
Can you show me (how to do this)? = Otehon wo misete kudasai?
How this machine works? = Douyatte skaeba iin desuka?
Can I borrow this? = Karite mo ii desuka?
Nice shirt. Where did you buy it? = Sore ii (shatsu) desu ne. Doko de kaimashita ka?
Is there any nice cafes nearby? = Kono chikaku ni ii cafe wa arimasuka?
Have we met before? = Mae ni attakoto arimasuka?
Second hand/flee market = furugi ya (clothes), furohon ya (books)
Yuki was interested to learn some shopping phrases in Finnish.
Can I have the receipt? = Voinko saada kuitin?
Is it free? = Maksaako se?
It is a gift. Can you wrap it up for me? = Se on lahja. Voitko paketoida sen?
Can I have a plastic bag? = Voinko saada muovipussin?